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Oliva de Plasencia (turnoff)

Private (15, 20€) Albergue Turístico San Blas, with the Ayuntamiento at your back, cross the square and take the street to the left, then right and right again, it's there on the right, on Calle Real. Kitchen. Tel 647 563 450 or 947 563 450

Casa Rural Vía Caparra on Calle Torre. Singles 30€, doubles 40€. Website www.viacaparra.com Tel 640  992 243 They may collect from Ventaquemada or Cáparra.

Shop beside the Casa Rural, café, pharmacy beside the Ayuntamiento.

Bar Cáparra does very expensive food. It's at the eastern edge of the village in a low building, easy to miss.

From Oliva de Plasencia you can follow a quiet road which will take you to Cáparra in 6.4km (signposted).

About the Vía de la Plata Guide

The App for Android and iPhone

The Vía de la Plata Guide is also available as an app. It contains all the great information as this online guide plus:

- zoomable maps which show you your exact location

- more background and historic information about the places you'll walk through


Camino de Santiago - Camino Francés


Camino de Santiago - Camino Francés

Tap H E R E to see the app in your phone's app store.

Download the guide as a PDF

You can download the free version of the guide from our downloads page.

The full Walking Guide to the Vía de la Plata has the following:

  • Urban maps of towns and cities and detailed maps of the Vía de la Plata in rural areas
  • Lots of information about historic sites along the Vía de la Plata's route

If you'd like to see what it looks like you can download a samples from here the first 20 pages of the Walking Guide to the Vía de la Plata

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For your donation you'll also get a PDF copy of our the definitive guide to preparing for the Camino. It's got loads of information about:

  • Packing: what to bring and (all importantly) what not to bring
  • Health and safety: how to avoid, or if necessary, deal with blisters, bedbugs, heatstroke and other hazards
  • What to expect on “the Way”: What's a typical Camino day?
  • Communicating: with useful words and phrases in Spanish?
  • History of the Camino and of Spain: what was the Camino like in the middle ages?

To download a sample of the first 20 pages of Camino de Santiago Practical Preparation and Background, just click here!

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